ISBN 9788129106971,Akbar And The Rise Of The Mughal Empire

Akbar And The Rise Of The Mughal Empire


G.B. Malleson


Rupa & Co



Rupa & Co

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9788129106971

ISBN-10 8129106973


Number of Pages 202 Pages
Language (English)


Malleson's Akbar & The Rise of The Mughal Empire is a colourful biography of a forward-thinking and multi-faceted leader, skillfully sketched from the accounts of historians of Akbar's era. It paints a fascinating picture of the ruler's life and the tumultuous times he lived in. It also provides an insight into the powerful ideals by which he governed, and with which he shaped one of the greatest empires in Indian history. Akbar's idea was the union of all India under one hand. A union of beliefs he recognised, at a very early stage, as impossible. The union therefore must be one of interests. To accomplish this it was necessary, first, to conquer and then to respect all consciences and all methods of worshipping the Almighty. G.B. Malleson was educated in Winchester. He obtained a cadetship in the Bengal infantry in 1852 and served through the second Burmese War. His subsequent appointments were in the civil lines, the last being that of a gaurdian to the young maharaja of Mysore. He retired with the rank of colonel in 1877, having been created C.S.I. in 1872. He was a voluminous writer, his first work to attract attention being the famous 'Red Pamphlet', published at Calcutta in 1857, when the Mutiny was at its height. He wrote the History of the Indian Mutiny. Among his other works the most valuable are the History of the French in India and The Decisive Battles of India